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AFC2851

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

The objective of this unit is two-fold. First, the unit provides students with a broad introduction to accounting information systems and the role technology plays in accounting. The focus will be on an introduction to: enterprise systems; database
management; documentation methods; internal controls; and the core business processes found in organisations. Second, the unit focuses on corporate modelling theory; models as decision support tools; types and uses of models; benefits and limitations of models; effective spreadsheet design; auditing spreadsheet models and development of various models using an industry standard spreadsheet.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the role of accounting information systems in analysing and providing decision support to managers
  2. explain the design of accounting information systems and financial models
  3. develop financial models to assist in decision making
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with accounting information systems and financial modelling and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFC2851.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours) 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Ian Beaman

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following units: AFC1000, AFC1021, AFC1022 or AFP1000

Prohibitions

AFF2851, AFG2851, AFP2851, AFW2851, BUS1060, BUS3030